MNREGA

Rahul Gandhi vows to give voice to unorganised sector, political participation in state, national legislatures

Rahul Gandhi vows to give voice to unorganised sector, political participation in state, national legislatures

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that right from the struggle for Independence led by Mahatma Gandhi, the Congress had always fought for the rights of unorganised workers.

Mar 29, 2018, 23:58 PM IST
Fiscal deficit slippage is due to shortfall of GST revenue of 1 month, says Arun Jaitley

Fiscal deficit slippage is due to shortfall of GST revenue of 1 month, says Arun Jaitley

FM Jaitley said that direct tax collections are up 19.3% in April-Jan period as a result of the campaign against black money, GST.

Feb 09, 2018, 21:59 PM IST
If selling 'pakodas' is a job, so is begging: Chidambaram's dig at Narendra Modi govt over job creation

If selling 'pakodas' is a job, so is begging: Chidambaram's dig at Narendra Modi govt over job creation

Congress veteran P Chidambaram had rejected Narendra Modi government's tall claims on job creation through a series of tweets on Sunday.

Jan 28, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
Centre throttling MNREGA by not allocating sufficient funds: Prashant Bhushan

Centre throttling MNREGA by not allocating sufficient funds: Prashant Bhushan

The study report, shared with the media in a press conference on Friday, contradicted the Centre's claims that 85 per cent of MNREGA wages were paid in time, saying the figure stood at 32 per cent.

Dec 01, 2017, 20:59 PM IST
PMJDY initiated financial inclusion, unleased JAM revolution: Arun Jaitley

PMJDY initiated financial inclusion, unleased JAM revolution: Arun Jaitley

JAM, a term coined, and a vision conceptualised, by our Chief Economic Advisor, is nothing short of a social revolution, because it has brought together financial inclusion (PMJDY), biometric identification (Aadhar) and mobile telecommunications. 

Aug 27, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

What Human Migration within India tells us

Rural India can truly unlock the country’s potential if the correct policy frameworks and will to execute such programs give it the right push and direction.

Mar 27, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

Liquor ban in Bihar is not successful: Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav

Asserting that liquor ban in Bihar is not successful, Union Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav today claimed that illegal sale of liquor has increased to a large scale in the state.

Mar 18, 2017, 00:06 AM IST

MNREGA facing fund crunch

Rural employment scheme MNREGA is facing shortage of funds despite the highest ever budgetary allocation to the programme this year, and the Rural Development Ministry is now seeking an additional Rs 10,000 crore for its smooth functioning.

Nov 01, 2016, 14:37 PM IST
Clear pending MNREGA payments at earliest: Centre to States

Clear pending MNREGA payments at earliest: Centre to States

The Centre has asked states to clear pending MNREGA wage payments at the earliest to beneficiaries, and cautioned them to avoid diverting funds for other social welfare schemes.

Oct 17, 2016, 21:03 PM IST
SC raps Centre, says release funds for MNREGA, pay damages to farmers

SC raps Centre, says release funds for MNREGA, pay damages to farmers

Government can't hide behind a smokescreen for lack of finances, the apex court said while responding to a PIL on issues like drought and farmers' suicide.

May 13, 2016, 14:30 PM IST
 MNREGA works to be assessed by army of 8,000 social auditors

MNREGA works to be assessed by army of 8,000 social auditors

Under criticism for long due to poor state of monitoring and evaluation of works carried out under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the present government is planning to carry out the auditing work by installing an army of about 8,000 social auditors

May 07, 2016, 08:42 AM IST
Jharkhand MNREGA workers return Rs 5 to Modi, say his govt needs it more than they do

Jharkhand MNREGA workers return Rs 5 to Modi, say his govt needs it more than they do

'We feel that you need the extra five rupees more than we do since your government has so many expenses.'

May 02, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

33 crore people in 10 states affected due to drought: Centre tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that around 33 crore people in 256 districts of 10 states are affected due to drought.

Apr 19, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

Government leverages 10% of central funds to drought-hit states​

In a sigh of relief for the states reeling under severe drought, the Centre asked them to utilise 10 percent of the central funds lying with them for mitigating problems like natural calamity.

Apr 13, 2016, 09:42 AM IST
Save water, diversify crops, take up allied jobs: PM Modi to farmers

Save water, diversify crops, take up allied jobs: PM Modi to farmers

With back-to-back droughts hitting the agriculture output hard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for steps to conserve water and asked farmers to focus on crop diversification and go for allied activities like dairy, poultry and food processing to boost their income.

Mar 19, 2016, 15:25 PM IST
PM Narendra​ Modi pays back Rahul Gandhi in equal measure, slams Opposition for stalling Parliament, says it has 'inferiority complex'

PM Narendra​ Modi pays back Rahul Gandhi in equal measure, slams Opposition for stalling Parliament, says it has 'inferiority complex'

 Mixing aggression, wit and barbs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused Congress-led Opposition of stalling Parliament because of "jealousy" and "inferiority complex" of its leadership.

Mar 03, 2016, 23:09 PM IST
'They' are scared of telling PM Narendra Modi he is wrong on MNREGA: Rahul Gandhi

'They' are scared of telling PM Narendra Modi he is wrong on MNREGA: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi mocked PM Modi for his statement that 'MNREGA will continue, it is living example of Congress's failure'.

Feb 10, 2016, 12:05 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi says he won't allow BJP to run govt in interest of their capitalist friends

Rahul Gandhi says he won't allow BJP to run govt in interest of their capitalist friends

Labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "anti-poor, anti-farmer, anti-labourer and anti-worker", Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he would not allow the BJP Government to run a government that acts only in the interest of three or four of their crony capitalist friends.

Feb 05, 2016, 16:16 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for delaying special status to Andhra

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for delaying special status to Andhra

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a dig at BJP-led NDA central government over the delay in granting special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Feb 02, 2016, 17:44 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi marks 10 years of MNREGA at Bandlappali village in AP

Rahul Gandhi marks 10 years of MNREGA at Bandlappali village in AP

MNREGA provides 100 days of work to rural job card holders. 

Feb 02, 2016, 15:15 PM IST